I have Hashimotos Thyroiditis. I have now been taking natural thyroid for nearly two years. I have had my cortisol levels tested (saliva test) and the result stated that my morning cortisol is too high at 50.2 (range 6.0 - 42.0) and my evening cortisol is 1.3 (range 1.0 - 8.0) borderline low. My morning DHEA is too low at 0.16 (range 0.20 - 0.60) My GP has been increasing the NDT as the hypothyroid symptoms have persisted (joint and muscle pains, dry eyes, sleep problems, tiredness). However, now on 90 mg NDT (1.5 grains), I still have those symptoms plus sweating, stomach aches, headaches and I am more tired than I ever was. My basal body temperature has not increased ad tends to be on the low side (averaging 36.30 and sometimes sinking as low as 36.15. It rarely ever goes above 36.40. Am I hyperthyroid or what? My lab results about 3 weeks ago were: TSH 0.44, FT4 13.2, FT3 4.9. Lab tests and basal temperature seem to indicate that I am not hyper, so why do I feel so rotten?
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